A hallmark of the genre is a will-they-won't-they couple. And you have that with Otis and Maeve. Why did you want to end on the note of Otis finally connecting with Ola and Maeve is with the sweater in the background?
Nunn: I guess with a classic will-they-won't-they they can never really get together. but obviously we will wait and see if we do get a series two then that might happen. You never know. But I think that was important to keep it fresh you have to keep introducing new obstacles. Ola is a great obstacle but she's also a fantastic character in her own right. Hopefully I think if we've done our job right there should be Team Ola and Team Jackson. There should be some people who want Maeve to stay with Jackson and who want Otis to be with Ola forever.
I think I am one of those people. Did you always know you wanted the final moment of the first season to be Otis masturbating?
Nunn: We discovered that in the writers' room for series one. I sort of had a bit of an epiphany one night where we were in the middle of that writing process when we were talking about Otis' journey, his problem, his sexual block. And I was like: Well, that's how we have to end series one. We have to finally overcome that obstacle. I think what I really love about that final shot is there's a sense of euphoria but there's also a little bit of dread. Like what's he going to become? Now that he's crossed over is he going to lose some of that innocence maybe, which I think is interesting from a writing perspective.
You have all these great side characters. If you were to get a season two, would you be interested in fleshing out the world of Moordale further, spending more time with someone like Lily or someone like Aimee?
Nunn: Yeah definitely. I'm just totally in love with all the characters and I just want to spend more time with them. Series one is very much Otis' journey and I think he will again, if we're lucky enough to get a series two we will always come back to Otis. He's a fantastic leading character but the fact that we've got this great ensemble and these amazing young actors who have also just brought so much to those characters. It just feels like they could go anywhere. I love the idea of getting different characters together. If not together in a relationship, just together in the space. Like, I never thought those two characters would have a conversation and there will be loads of opportunity for that.
Speaking of relationships, what were you looking to explore in the pairing of Eric and Adam?
Nunn: I always knew that was what we were working towards. I think if you rewatch the series we very much were telling a love story through bullying with Eric and Adam. Even though in some ways in episode eight it feels like a twist it really is there throughout every episode, the feeling that they have with each other and how kind of confused that is. I think that Adam is just desperate for connection. He's so isolated and alone. He's probably one of the most lonely characters in the in the piece. He's just so desperate for connection. The fact that he bullies people and in particular Eric is his way of looking for intimacy in the world. It will be interesting to see where that takes him now that he's developed a new part of himself after episode eight. It's very sad and it's definitely a cliffhanger in terms what might happen in the future between those two characters.
I know it hasn't been announced, but have you started working on any ideas for a potential season two?
Nunn: We have started working on it, but we will not find out obviously whether we will get another series for another couple of months. It's all up in the air. We definitely started thinking about it. So we have some ideas which is exciting.